We are a little over a month away from the 611's first excursion of the year! On April 8th she will be running a round trip to Lynchburg, Va. from Spencer, N.C. and on April 9th, half day trips to Charlotte and Greensboro N.C. Tickets can be purchased at www.fireup611.org #steamops#fireup611#nw611#vmt#nctrans
Merry Christmas to all @fireup611! Great to see the #NW611 on your 🎄! Thanks for making so many #railfans happy in 2015 & looking forward to riding behind the #611 in 2016! 🚂👏👏💯 #Repost@fireup611 with @repostapp. ・・・ From all of us at Fire Up 611 and the @vmtroanoke, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our incredible fans, donors, and volunteers. It's full steam to 2016!!
N&W 611 leads NS train 954 through a driving rain across Goodview trestle along the ex Virginian railway en route to Greensboro, North Carolina. April 23, 2017. | 📷: @_rdkphotography checkout his amazing work | #RailSupremacy#NW611
Today is the 25th anniversary of the 611 tackling the famous Saluda Grade in Saluda, North Carolina. The locomotive marched up the near 5% Grade with 5 cars in tow and then it looked like the grade would win on the last curve before reaching the top as the locomotive lost its footing and came to a stop. Engineer Bob Saxtan and fireman Scott Merrell were able to get the engine to dig in and continue to the top of the grade and conquer this impressive piece of railroading. The boys at the Roanoke East End shops sure knew how to build them! @fireup611@vmtroanoke #steamops#fireup611#vmt#saluda#northcarolina#roanoke#virginia#nc#nw611#wemadeit